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Will there be a cost to remove a deceased from a car insurance policy?

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. As far as your insurance goes, you should contact your agency and have them remove the driver.

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Eligibility

Can I insure my recently-deceased mother's car while waiting for the title to transfer?

So sorry to hear about your loss. Yes, you are allowed to insure and use the vehicle before the transfer is done.

General Insurance

My mother bought out her car lease and put me as the co-owner. She passed away the day after the transaction. Can I add it to my policy?

My condolences. Yes, you can and should add the car to your policy.

Eligibility
General Insurance

How do I obtain insurance in the name of the estate?

You can have the driver of the car insure the vehicle in their name since you are planning on selling it. If you were not selling it, the insurance would need to be in the name of the registered owner.

Coverage & Claims

What happens to the rest of future premium if policyholder dies?

The estate should get a refund on the prorated premium that was paid for before the policy canceled. You will need to contact the insurance company right away to cancel the policy.

General Insurance

How do I handle car insurance after my husband's death?

I'm sorry to hear your husband has passed. Every company is different when it comes to their process when a spouse passes away.

Eligibility

How long can I stay on my mom's policy after she died?

I am sorry for your loss. In terms of handling the auto insurance, every company handles this transitioning period differently.

Eligibility

Can I insure a vehicle my dad left to me in his will if the title and registration still have not been transferred to my name?

If the vehicle is your only mode of transportation then you should be able to insure it since you have an "insurable interest" in the vehicle. However, if you are involved in an accident where you are considered at fault then your father's estate could be held liable for the damage you caused.

General Insurance

What do I do if my parents left their vehicle to me in their will?

In most cases, people listed as an additional driver on an auto policy where the primary policyholder dies are still covered to drive until the renewal of the policy. Since the primary policyholder is no longer living, they do not have the ability to give another unlisted driver permission to operate the vehicle.

General Insurance

How do I cancel my mom's car insurance policy after she passed away?

Since you are the executor of her estate you have some legal authority to handle her active insurance policies. Before you contact the insurance company, make sure to have her policy number and a copy of her death certificate on hand.
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